Midwives are an amazing group of health-care professionals. Well -respected and highly skilled, midwives provide a wonderful service to women, families and communities in the North. With their health-care expertise, Inuit midwives give women the opportunity to give birth in their own community, surrounded by their family and friends.

Breastfeeding: a public health essential
Slideshow on Nunatsiaq News online, Oct, 4, 2010


Recorded interviews with Inuit midwives, maternity care workers, and nurses

Listen to their stories:


Being a midwife is a challenging task. It’s also interesting and rewarding!

Tell us your story:

  • What first attracted you to midwifery?
  • What kind of exciting experiences have you had?
  • What is your favorite birth that you assisted with?


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